SPARTA, NJ – Two men are facing drug related charges after the car they were riding in caught the attention of police. On July 20 around 12:30 p.m. Officer Steven Guido saw something black hanging out of the car door, dragging on the ground, police said.
Guido stopped the blue Honda Civic and spoke with the driver, Jersey City resident Zachary Denerstein, 28, determining the black nylon object was caught on the undercarriage of the car. While speaking with Denerstein, Guido smelled marijuana in the car, police said.
Denerstien and a passenger, Jersey City resident Matthew Colglazier, 27 admitted they had smoked pot in the car earlier but that there was none left in the car, police said.
The car and occupants were searched. The officer found marijuana and drug paraphernalia belonging to Colglazier and passenger, Brooklyn, New York resident Nathanael Greene, 28, police said.
Colglazier and Greene were taken into custody and brought to Sparta Police Department Headquarters for processing. They were charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. They were released with court dates.
Denerstein was ticketed for improper display of plates and maintenance of lights and was released from the scene.